May 2017

Guest Blogs


2 oz, or Not 2 oz: That is the Question?

Dr. Giles Humpston, Applications Manager
Cambridge Nanotherm


A variation of this question vexed Prince Hamlet while the modern version unsettles many a LED PCB designer. It’s all about copper thickness. When designing a PCB for LEDs, what weight of copper should be specified? The first thing to decide is why a design needs thick or thin copper. Usually there are two considerations. These are the ability of the copper tracking to conduct electricity efficiently to the LEDs and secondly, remove the heat from the LEDs by spreading it over a large area for easy dissipation.


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  Sponsored Announcement

The Advancements in Thermal Management Conference has announced its final program. The event will feature sessions from industry leaders such as: Intel, DuPont, Colorado State University, Microchip Technology Corp., University of Denver, Outlast Technologies, TA Instruments, Schoeller Electronics Systems GmbH, AT&S Austria and others.


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  New Products

Nedap Launches Luxon IoT Node

Nedap has introduced the Luxon IoT Node. The Luxon IoT Node is especially designed to accelerate the market adoption of connected lighting. The Luxon IoT Node features a brand independent solution to create connected and wirelessly controllable LED fixtures. <read more>


Inventronics Expands Family of Low Power LED Drivers that are Small in Size and Big in Surge Protection

Inventronics is expanding its line of low power, IP66/67 rated LED drivers to include 60W dimming and non-dimming models. The EUC Series of 60W constant-current LED drivers helps complete the existing 26W, 35W and 40W series designed to be used in flood, park, canopy and architectural decorative lighting applications. <read more>


Lumileds Doubles Flux of LUXEON CoB Core Range with New High Density Offering

Lumileds has introduced the LUXEON CoB Core Range – High Density, which a range of CoBs that feature double the luminous flux of the LUXEON CoB Core Range (Gen 3) devices. <read more>


Digital Light Lab Introduces a Liquid Cooled High Intensity LED Panel System

Digital Light Lab has introduced a Liquid cooled High Intensity LED panel system. With an aperture of 8 by 4.5 inch and liquid cooling, this panel is intended for high speed production UV-curing applications. <read more> 


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  Industry News

Philips Lighting Installs its First LED Stadium Lighting System in Turkey for Sinan Erdem Arena

Philips Lighting has installed the first Philips ArenaVision LED pitch lighting system in Turkey at the Sinan Erdem Arena. Energy efficient pitch and stand lighting was installed at the sports arena ahead of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four on May 19-21. <read more> 


New IoT-Ready Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures

Leading lighting and LED driver manufacturers, Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies, and industry groups have established the IoT-Ready Alliance, dedicated to making installation of IoT technology in luminaires easy now and in the future. <read more>


OLED Devices Launched to Address Growing Consumer Demand for OLED Lighting

OLED Devices will address the significant consumer demand for premier OLED lighting solutions. OLED lighting is still a relatively new technology to the lighting industry, but in terms of efficiency and sustainability, they are primed to be far superior to conventional lighting solutions. <read more>


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Event Listings

InterLumi Panama

InterLumi Panama, the global lighting trade show organized by America Expo Group, will be held at ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama from 29 June to 1 July, 2017. Serving the Latin American & the Caribbean countries, InterLumi Panama is positioned to be an effective tool to stimulate the development of the region’s lighting industry as well as provide a gateway for exhibitors to tap into this emerging market.



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